Cement is a word derived from the Latin caementum, which meant stone chips such as were found in Roman mortar. Although the word cement can be used to describe any adhesive substance used to make objects adhere to each other, in the primary dictionary definition and in common usage, it refers to hydraulic cement, especially portland cement. Hydraulic cements are those that have the property of hardening under water and are the chief binding agents for concrete and masonry. The vast majority of hydraulic cements are used for construction purposes. It is anticipated that concrete will continue to be one of the principal materials of construction, and cement usage will grow at a modest 2.0 percent per year through the end of the century. This Bureau of Mines report presents comprehensive data on cement including industry structure, uses, reserves-resources, technology, supply-demand relationships, byproducts and coproducts, economic factors and problems, and outlook to 2000.

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    Bureau of Mines

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  • Authors:
    • Hall, W B
    • Ela, R E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BUMINES-MCP-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM